Re: Who or Whom?

Subject: Re: Who or Whom?
From: Barb Ostapina <Barb -dot- Ostapina -at- METROMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 15:25:37 -0500

Then, would it be:
"Give the book to whomever."

BTW, a common error is to think that the pronoun is the
object of a preposition when in fact it's the subject of a
clause, and the clause is the object of the preposition.
E.g., "Give the book to whomever answers the door." is
wrong. It should be "Give the book to whoever answers
the door."

This seems to be a frequent source of confusion.

David Dvorkin
Qualix Group, Inc., Boulder Development Center
2955 Valmont Rd., Ste. 310 * Boulder, Colorado 80301
mailto:dvorkin -at- qualix -dot- com * 303-247-1439

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